Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pepperoni Pinwheels

Photos courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
     Party foods and appetizers are some of my favorite foods, but when asked to bring a red and white appetizer to girls poker night I went blank at first. After some deliberation, I decided on something really simple - pepperoni pinwheels. With just four ingredients, pepperoni, mozzarella, flavored cream cheese and a tube of crescent dough I found the perfect snack. This was quick, easy and it traveled well to the party. The girls gave these little snacks a thumbs up.

Pepperoni Pinwheels
1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or crescent seamless dough sheet
(8 oz.) container of chive and onion cream cheese spread
      (or add your own flavors to regular softened cream cheese)
20 slices pepperoni, cut in quarters
Pinwheel ingredients.
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 350.

Roll dough into one sheet. Cut into 4 rectangles.
Spread cream cheese on each square. Top with pepperoni pieces.
Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over top.

Starting at short side, roll each rectangle into a log and place seam side down. Cut into equal pieces. (I got 5 out of each log.) Place cut side down on ungreased cookie sheet.
Pinwheels almost topped and ready to roll.

Bake 13-14 minutes just until edges are golden - any longer and the cheese will start to ooze out everywhere.

Makes 20 appetizers.

Pinwheels out of oven.


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